A photo of Ernest Pedapati.

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

513-636-6553

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

Dr. Pedapati specializes in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disease associated with ASD, genetic and other neurodevelopmental disorders including interdisciplinary treatment planning and advanced medication management. Prior to his faculty appointment, he had clinical and research training under Craig Erickson, MD, and pediatric transcranial magnetic stimulation under Donald Gilbert, MD, MS.

In 2013, the PI was successful in designing and obtaining IRB approval and competitive funding for a TMS project through the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award and currently completing the study, "Cortical Plasticity in Adolescent Depression" which attempts to use TMS to determine whether abnormal neuroplasticity can be quantified in adolescent depression.

In his final year of residency, he applied and secured a highly competitive institutional mentor career development award (Procter Scholar) to support 90% time dedicated to independent research activities including obtaining preliminary data on TMS measures of cortical plasticity in ASD and the development of an implicit false belief task of social cognition for future TMS modulation. In addition he continues to be an active subinvestigator extensively contributing to NIH R01 project examining TMS measures of motor physiology in ADHD pioneered the use of SICI as a biomarker in ADHD and measurement of cortical plasticity in healthy youth. 

Clinical Interests

Neurodevelopmental disorders; autism spectrum disorders; fragile X; genetic disorders; schizophrenia

Research Interests

Transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial direct current stimulation; TMS; TDCS; EEG; autism; fragile x; eye tracking; electrophysiology.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Departments

Neurology, Psychiatry, Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurology, Psychiatry

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics/Adult Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Impaired perceptual learning in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome is mediated by parvalbumin neuron dysfunction and is reversible. Goel, A; Cantu, DA; Guilfoyle, J; Chaudhari, GR; Newadkar, A; Todisco, B; de Alba, D; Kourdougli, N; Schmitt, LM; Pedapati, E; et al. Nature Neuroscience. 2018; 21:1404-1411.

Peripheral Amyloid Precursor Protein Derivative Expression in Fragile X Syndrome. McLane, RD; Schmitt, LM; Pedapati, EV; Shaffer, RC; Dominick, KC; Horn, PS; Gross, C; Erickson, CA. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 2019; 13.

Motor cortex inhibition and modulation in children with ADHD. Gilbert, DL; Huddleston, DA; Wu, SW; Pedapati, EV; Horn, PS; Hirabayashi, K; Crocetti, D; Wassermann, EM; Mostofsky, SH. Neurology. 2019; 93:e599-e610.

A Pilot Quantitative Evaluation of Early Life Language Development in Fragile X Syndrome. Reisinger, DL; Shaffer, RC; Pedapati, EV; Dominick, KC; Erickson, CA. Brain Sciences. 2019; 9:27-27.

Characterization of Medication Use in a Multicenter Sample of Pediatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Wink, LK; Pedapati, EV; Adams, R; Erickson, CA; Pedersen, KA; Morrow, EM; Kaplan, D; Siegel, M; Res, AD D I. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018; 48:3711-3719.

Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Association with Verbal Ability and Adapting/Coping Skills. Williams, DL; Mazefsky, CA; Siegel, M; Erickson, C; Gabriels, RL; Kaplan, D; Mazefsky, C; Morrow, EM; Righi, G; Santangelo, SL; et al. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018; 48:3668-3677.

Behavioral Symptoms of Reported Abuse in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inpatient Settings. Brenner, J; Pan, Z; Gabriels, R; Siegel, M; Erickson, C; Gabriels, RL; Kaplan, D; Mazefsky, C; Morrow, EM; Righi, G; et al. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018; 48:3727-3735.

Predictors of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Righi, G; Sheinkopf, SJ; Siegel, M; Erickson, C; Gabriels, RL; Kaplan, D; Mazefsky, C; Morrow, EM; Santangelo, SL; Wink, L; et al. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018; 48:3647-3657.

Talking About Death or Suicide: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting. Horowitz, LM; Thurm, A; Farmer, C; Mazefsky, C; Lanzillo, E; Bridge, JA; Greenbaum, R; Pao, M; Siegel, M; Erickson, C; et al. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018; 48:3702-3710.

Eye Gaze Patterns Associated with Aggressive Tendencies in Adolescence. Laue, C; Griffey, M; Lin, P; Wallace, K; van der Schoot, M; Horn, P; Pedapati, E; Barzman, D. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2018; 89:747-756.